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[movies]The Seas of Liberty - U.S. Navy
A scenic cruise along the Hudson and the East River in New York is used to discuss the history of the U.S. Navy, from its earliest era to the present. Features footage of the SS United States, RMS Queen Mary, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. Also contains shots of the fighting ship USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides".
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 545 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Battlecruisers Scharnhorst on Patrol - U.S. Navy
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This Kriegsmarine film shows the cruise of the German warships Gneisenau and Blucher in the North Atlantic in 1939 and 1940. These two ships were to be part of what Adolph Hitler hoped would be a new German Navy that would challenge Britain's mastery of the sea. The cruiser Blucher would be sunk just a short time after the film was made, in 1940 during the invasion of Norway...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 16,574 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Carrier flight deck safety - U.S. Navy
Made to promote flight deck safety, this Vietnam era film features footage shot aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59). It was made in 1967, the same year that the ship suffered a terrible fire that cost 134 lives. It is unclear whether the film predates the fire, or was made in its wake. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) superseded Shinano of World War II vintage as the largest aircraft carrier ever built by full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 3,224 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Wings of the Fleet - U.S. Government
A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 1,654 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Fighting Lady USS Yorktown - Twentieth Century Fox
Made in 1944 and shot in color, The Fighting Lady is a documentary / propaganda film produced by Twentieth Century Fox for the U.S. Navy. The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board the second USS Yorktown (CV-10) - "the Fighting Lady". The film includes footage of combat in the Marcus Islands, the attack on Truk in the Carolines,and the famous Marianas 'turkey shoot'. Directed by Edward Stiechen and narrated by Charles Boyer and Robert Taylor.
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 5,688 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]USS Tunny Launches the Reguls I - U.S. Navy
This movie is about the USS Tunny (SS-282) and the procedure she helped pioneer -- firing the Regulus missile. The Regulus was the world's first nuclear cruise missile, and a stop-gap weapon that served the Navy until the arrival of the Polaris weapon system. The Gato-class USS Tunny served three years in the Pacific during WWII, and was brought back into service in 1953 to assist in the development of the Regulus missile system...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 13,387 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Battle of Midway - U.S. Navy
Made in 1942 and shot in color, "The Battle of Midway" is John Ford's masterpiece of documentary filmmaking. Featuring voice overs by Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, and Jane Darwell, the film includes material shot by Ford himself during the Japanese bombardment of Midway. John Ford's handheld, 16mm footage of the battle was captured totally impromptu. He had been in transit on the island, roused from his bunk by the sounds of the battle, picked up his camera and began shooting...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 2,773 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: Uboat sinks Courageous - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 3,299 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]German Newsreel: German Navy WWI - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. Shows naval actions in World War I (WWI), including the German High Fleet engaging the British Royal Navy at Jutland. Contains actual combat footage of German warships firing upon and sinking a British battlecruiser which then capsizes. Footage also includes Zebrugge, Scapa Flow and Firth of Forth.
Keywords: World War I (WWI) German Newsreel
Downloads: 3,963 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Graf Zeppelin Newsreel - German Schmalfilm
This German propaganda newsreel was part of a a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII. This film celebrates the launching of Germany's new navy, including the super battleship Bismarck in 1939 and a never-completed aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin in 1938. Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Adolph Hitler can be seen at the christening of Graf Zeppelin at Kiel. Also featured in this newsreel is footage of the construction of U-boats and the launch of a completed boat.
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 2,902 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: U-Boats - Germeinnuttziger
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 2,521 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Sailors and Sirens - Cine Art
An amusing short film, made prior to WWII, that shows a group of Hawaiian maidens performing the traditional hula dance aboard a U.S. Navy battleship.
Keywords: U.S. Navy short
Downloads: 1,406 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Sunset in the Pacific - U.S. Navy
This 1945 Technicolor film was shown to Navy veterans in the aftermath of WWII. Intended to refocus the men who had lived through such horror, and who had trained to live by the sword, the film attempts to remind the viewer of the goals achieved by the conflict. This film may owe its existence to a very real fear that returning veterans would not be able to re-integrate into society; but such worries proved groundless...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 4,760 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The World of the Sea Deep Diving - U.S. Navy
Profiles the role of the U.S. Navy's hardhat divers, and shows the various systems used to support their operations. This film includes footage of re-compression chambers and diver support equipment. The special men of honor who served as the Navy's hardhat divers during WWII salvaged lost equipment, repaired ships at sea and in the harbor, and served in many other important capacities.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,746 (2 reviews)
[movies]Polaris Blue and Gold - U.S. Government
Shows the USS George Washington (SSBN-598) on deterrent patrol somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The nation's first ballistic missile submarine, George Washington and its sister Polaris submarines were the nation's undersea deterrent arm throughout the Cold War.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 344
[movies]Launching of the USS Lafayette - General Dynamics
Shows the launching of the USS Lafayette, SSBN-616, one of the new Polaris nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Built at the General Dynamics shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, Lafayette was christened by then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose husband Jack Kennedy was an avid supporter of the Polaris submarine program.
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 363
[movies]Men Make the Navy - U.S. Navy
This wonderful propaganda film features Lowell Thomas narrating. Probably made before Pearl Harbor, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries. Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-9, the destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360) launching a torpedo at sea, the U.S...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 609
[movies]Cadet Cruise - U.S. Coast Guard
Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship named for U...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 439
[movies]USS Nautilus at the Pole Newsreel - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy newsreel shows Commander William Anderson of the nuclear powered submarine Nautilus, being greeted at the White House by President Eisenhower. During the period 22 July 1958 to 5 August 1958, U.S.S. Nautilus transited the Arctic Ocean from the Bering Sea to the Greenland Sea, becoming the first vessle in history to pass submerged beneath the geographic North Pole.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 293
[movies]Now it Can Be Told: U-505 Capture - U.S. Navy
On June 4, 1944, an American anti-submarine squadron accomplished an incredible feat, capturing the German U-boat U-505 and all hands. This film celebrates the achievement and explains how it happened. It certainly wasn't a fluke. Commander Daniel Gallery, of the USS Guadalcanal, was convinced he could surface and capture an enemy submarine, and he drilled his crews in the art of boarding. When the aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) and its destroyer escorts, USS Pillsbury (DE-133), USS P...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 1,411
[movies]Countdown for Polaris - U.S. Government
This film profiles the USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the lead ship of her class of Polaris ballistic missile submarines. This nuclear powered submarine the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for George Washington, first President of the United States, and the first of that name to be purpose-built as a warship.
Keywords: Polaris Missles and the development of the Nuclear Powered Ballistic Submarine; SSBN
Downloads: 621
[movies]Carrier Operations 1944 - U.S. Navy
Details the life of the crew aboard a fleet aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific during WWII in 1944. Includes footage of aircraft operations including Grumman TBM Avengers and Hellcats, maintenance, take-offs and landings, and the mundane side of crew life.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 1,163
[movies]Battle for Tunisia and Victory at Stalingrad WWII Newsreel 70802
Dating from 1943, this fascinating newsreel features footage of the British 8th Army and American and Free French forces battling in North Africa against Rommel's Afrika Korps, and the Russian victory at Stalingrad.  The film begins with the Battle of Mareth, part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia intended to assault the Mareth Line defenses held by German and Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe...
Keywords: WWII; newsreel; Stalingrad; Wehrmacht; Erwin Rommel; North Africa; combat
Downloads: 41
[movies]Seapower in the Pacific - U.S. Navy
The Pacific Campaign is recounted in this post-WWII film. Beginning with the Japanese invasion of the China, the film rapidly shows the U.S. entry to the war at Pearl Harbor, and the battles that followed from Guadalcanal to the Phillipines, Marianas, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and culminating with the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by B-29s flying from island bases.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 765
[movies]Salvage of the USS Squalus - Castle Films
Shows the rescue of the submarine USS Squalus, SS-192, after an accident caused it to sink off the coast of New England. Featuring the use of salvage and support vessel USS Falcon, whose highly-trained crew saved precious lives using a rescue diving bell.
Keywords: Resuce of the the USS Squalus
Downloads: 478
[movies]Sea Dragon, Unde the Ice by Captain Tom Jacobs - Home Movie
See one of the rarest and most intimate films ever made aboard a submarine, as Lieutenant Paul Horn takes his own movie camera onboard the USS Seadragon (SSN-584). This Skate class submarine made a patrol from Pearl Harbor to the chilly waters of the arctic, where it surfaced through the ice pack. Commander Tom Jacobs introduces and narrates the film, which is dedicated to Horn (who sadly passed away a short time after it was made).
Keywords: Home Movie
Downloads: 1,808
[movies]WWII Air Raid Warden Training and Recruitment Film 28052
Created in the early stage of WWII, this propaganda and recruiting film was intended to educate ordinary Americans about some of their responsibilities at the "home front".  This might include serving as Air Raid Wardens, Civil Defense Workers, or in services such as the Driver's Corps (whose members were trained in first aid and auto repair) or as messengers.  The film includes a brief excerpt from a speech by President Roosevelt, and uses the British auxiliary services as an example of how t...
Keywords: WW2; WWII; air raid; Civil Defense; FDR; warden; blackout; Driver's Corps
Downloads: 40
[movies]WWII Air Warden Training and Recruitment Newsreel 70690
Created by Castle Films during WWII for the U.S. Government AIR RAID WARNING shows the duties and responsibilities of the Civil Defense Air Raid Wardens.  These individuals were trained in first aid, fire fighting, and gas and chemical warfare as well as plane spotting.  During the blackout in the USA, wardens enforced regulations to keep lights out and blinds drawn at all times. The American wardens traced their origins to Britain...
Keywords: air raid; blackout; WWII; ARP; air raid warden; civil defense; newsreel
Downloads: 12
[movies]Yanks Bomb Tokyo - Castle Films
Yanks Bomb Tokyo
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 936
[movies]1920s Environmental Film Caring and Planting of Trees 70670
Produced as part of an educational series of films by the Eastman Kodak Company, "Care and Planting of Trees" is a silent movie that dates to 1927.  The film features several moments of interest to modern audiences including mass spraying of trees with pesticides.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA...
Keywords: Eastman Kodak; educational; film; pesticides; ecology; vintage; classroom
Downloads: 22
[movies]Battle for the Philippines and Assault on Iwo Jima WWII Newsreel 71032
This fascinating 1945 newsreel shows the battle for the Philippines, as U.S. forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur launch an assault on the island of Leyte.  The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory. The Allies had taken control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon by March 1945, although pockets of Japanese resistance held out in the mountains until the unconditional surrender of Japan...
Keywords: newsreel; WWII; Japan; Philippines; MacArthur; Marines; Mt. Suribachi; Manila; Battle of Leyte; amphibious assault; WWII; combat
Downloads: 10
[movies]The Rise of the Soviet Navy - U.S. Navy
Made by the U.S. Navy at the height of the Cold War, this informative film chronicles the history of the Soviet Navy from the Czarist era through WWI, the Revolution, WWII, and the Cold War. The film begins with shots of the helicopter aircraft carrier Moscow / Moskva on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea in 1968. The Kashin class guided-missile destroyers, the world's first major ships built with gas turbine propulsion, are also shown along with Soviet nuclear submarines...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 1,081
[movies]Destruction of Allied Fleet - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. Dornier bombers, and Blohm und Voss Bv-138 flying boats raid Allied shipping, and German U-boats are seen conducting wolfpack raids on convoys attempting to run the German blockade of Murmansk.
Keywords: German propaganda film
Downloads: 1,106
[movies]USS Triton: Beyond Magellan - General Dynamics
The USS Triton (SSRN-586) was one of the largest submarines of its era. Equipped with twin reactors, Triton circumnavigated the world underwater in 1960, under the command of famous submariner Edward L. Beach. This color film details life aboard Triton during that epochal trip, and shows its triumphant homecoming, including a visit from President Dwight Eisenhower. Triton was to be used as a radar picket submarine, but problems related to its design meant that it was eventually relegated to use ...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 472
[movies]Submarine Support Operations - U.S. Government
U.S. Navy training film for submarine crew members, showing how the submarine fleet is organized and how it is serviced from a supply standpoint. Featuring footage of Tench, Balao and Guppy class submarines: USS Sirago SS-485, USS Tusk SS-426, USS Halfbeak SS-352, USS Irex SS-482.
Keywords: US Fleet Type Submarines
Downloads: 651
[movies]Submarine Trunk Procedures - U.S. Navy
Shot at the Naval Amphibious School in Coronado, California, this film shows the procedures used by SCUBA divers to exit and enter a submarine through the airlock. The film also features extremely rare footage of the special operations submarine USS Grayback (SSG-574 / LPSS-574) which carried miniature submarines (known as SDVs or Swimmer Delivery Vehicles) in its hangar that could be used by U.S. Navy SEALs for special operations.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 789
[movies]Undersea University - U.S. Navy
This tour of the U.S. Navy's submarine training school at New London, Connecticut includes a tour of the school's museum, a demonstration of their submarine simulator and even the submarine escape tower. Recruits are shown being trained in the latest techniques of undersea warfare and technology. Submarines featured include: USS Grouper (SS-214), USS Piper (SS-409), USS Irex (SS-482), and USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640) a Polaris nuclear missile submarine.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 626
[movies]WWII Arsenal of Democracy Homefront Newsreel "America's Call to Arms" 70972
Created at the outset of WWII, this Castle Film newsreel shows America as the "Arsenal of Democracy" producing men and materials for the war effort.  Basic training and testing of military equipment is shown, along with the construction of tanks, ships, guns, planes and other war material.  Some of the spectacular footage included shows tanks driving through buildings and over obstacles, soldiers fording rivers, and naval exercises...
Keywords: newsreel; home front; WWII; Jeep; tank; submarine; PT Boat; battleship; military training; draft; wartime; United States
Downloads: 35
[movies]WWII U.S. Navy Recruiting Film "Men Make the Navy" with Lowell Thomas 21742
Created in 1942, this wonderful propaganda and recruiting film explains that "men make the Navy and the Navy makes men" and features Lowell Thomas narrating.  Probably made before Pearl Harbor or adapted shortly after the Japanese attack on December 7th, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries.  Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-...
Keywords: Lowell Thomas; U.S. Navy; recruiting film; WWII; World War II; PT Boat; Battleship; cruiser; destroyer; Annapolis; Groton; TBD-1 Devastator; torpedo
Downloads: 51
[movies]1928 Newsreel of Transatlantic Flight of the Bremen Aircraft 70742
Dating from 1928, this silent newsreel shows the flight of the Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 aircraft that made the first successful transatlantic airplane flight from east to west between April 12 and 13, 1928.The Bremen left Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland on April 12 and flew to Greenly Island, Canada, arriving on April 13, after a flight fraught with difficult conditions and compass problems. The crew consisted of pilot Captain Hermann Köhl, the navigator, Major James Fitzmaurice, and the owne...
Keywords: 1928; newsreel; Bremen airplane; Greenly Island; Henry Ford Museum; Germany; Bremen; Baldonnel
Downloads: 27
[movies]USS Nautilus: Operation Sunshine - Sperry Autonetics
Shows the 1958 voyage of the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) under the North Pole. This historic voyage, known as Operation Sunshine, heralded a new stage of the Cold War, in which Soviet and American submarines would vie for control of the strategically critical polar regions. Produced by Sperry Autonetics, whose top secret inertial guidance system allowed Nautilus to make the voyage.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 660
[movies]Navy Our First Line of Defense - U.S. Government
"A Salute to the US Navy" circa 1935 featuring U.S. Navy fleet maneuvers at sea. Ships highlighted in this film are: The battleship USS California (BB-44), destroyers USS Cushing (DD-376), USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Wasmuth (DD-338), cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), aircraft carriers and torpedo planes.
Keywords: Pre WWII recruiting film
Downloads: 869
[movies]Air Fleet of The Sky - U.S. Government
Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Keywords: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel
Downloads: 1,237
[movies]Germany Invades Austria WWII Newsreel 70792
Produced in 1938, this American newsreel shows the Anschluss -- the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Austria was annexed into the German Third Reich on 12 March 1938. There had been several years of pressure by supporters in both Austria and Germany (by both Nazis and non-Nazis) for the "Heim ins Reich" movement. Earlier, Nazi Germany had provided support for the Austrian National Socialist Party (Austrian Nazi Party) in its bid to seize power from Austria's Fatherland Front...
Keywords: Adolph Hitler; WWII; newsreel; Austria
Downloads: 48
[movies]Submarine War Story Color version - U.S. Navy
This extraordinary color film traces the role of the submariners -- known as the Silent Service -- during World War II in the Pacific. The film begins with a short film-within-the-film featuring Japan's Fleet Admiral Nagano expressing his belief that American submarines crippled the Japanese Imperial Navy. The film goes on to show the construction and manning of fleet type submarines, and some of the astonishing campaigns they waged in the Pacific Theater...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 9,942
[movies]Cruisng with the Asiatic Fleet - U.S. Navy
This fascinating travelogue was made in 1934, in the era when China was in the grip of the Imperial nations. America operated its own fleet of warships in Chinese waters, to protect American interests, especially the tankers belonging to Standard Oil. Shown in the film are various U.S. Navy warships and gunboats, and although none are identified by name the USS Augusta (CA-31), flagship for the Asiatic fleet, is clearly visible...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
Downloads: 498
[movies]Seaboard "Air Line" Railroad Promotional Film "New Horizons" 70982
Educational film produced by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad telling the "story of a new South whose roots are embedded deep in the honored tradition of the old."  The film shows the economy of the Southeast, including white and African American workers, cities, and daily life, all in the context of railroad business and operations. Produced and directed by Carl Dudley with a script by Herman Boxer.The film incorporates some racist imagery common (unfortunately) to films of this era.The Seaboard...
Keywords: railroad; train; South; Seaboard; railway; train; locomotive; racist imagery
Downloads: 55
[movies]Amazing Moments from WWII Newsreels 70712
Fabulous "camera thrill" highlights from WWII features aerial and naval combat, a desperate battle on a South Pacific island between Japanese forces and assaulting U.S. Marines, paratroops, glider troops, a U-boat attack, gun camera footage of strafing and dog fights, plane crashes, and more.  "The motion picture camera has never been closer to the deadly fire of enemy guns than here ..."This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, a...
Keywords: newsreel; U-boat; paratroops; WWII; World War II; combat; gun camera
Downloads: 50
[movies]Yanks Smash Truk - Castle Films
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944...
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 639
[movies]"Road to the Wall" 1962 Cold War Documentary 71082 - Armed Forces Information Film
Produced in 1962 and narrated by actor James Cagney, "The Road to the Wall" explores the steady march of Communism through the years.  It begins with the writings of Karl Marx and tracks milestones up until the 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall.  Filled with spectacular footage pulled from historic propaganda and dramatic films, the documentary was produced by U.S. Armed Forces and released as an "Information Film."  It presents the expansion of Communism around the world from Cuba to Chin...
Keywords: Cold War; Soviet Union; Communist Revolution; USSR; Berlin Wall; Fidel Castro; Chairman Mao; China; Communism; Russian Revolution; Berlin Air Lift
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